Microsoft wants to know why users choose Chrome over Edge browser

Microsoft is eager to know why Windows 10 users are constantly rejecting their browser Microsoft Edge. A homemade Edge browser comes pre-installed with Windows 10 but ends up being unused for most users of this operating system.

For that reason, in Windows 10 v1809 the company is asking users what is causing them to switch to Google Chrome over Microsoft Edge browser. Windows 10 version 1809 introduced many improvements for Microsoft Edge which include:

Media Autoplay
You can now prevent sites to automatically play media which can be very annoying.

Reading view

You are now able to highlight a few important lines that help you digest the crux of the issue.

Dictionary support
Users can now look up definitions for keywords in Reading View, Books and PDF documents.

Redesigned Consent Menu box
There is a new streamlined notification appearing when the Edge asks you to save password or card information.

Adjusting Text Size
The Text options in Reading View now has an option to show wider spacing between letters. Page theme now allows you to change the background color for improved readability.

Refreshed Menus, Settings Interface, Fluent Design, and User Interface

Edge settings were getting cluttered with too many options available under a single window. With this update, the settings section will become easier to navigate. Commonly user actions will be organized into groups with icons and keyboard shortcuts for a quicker access. Moreover, users will now be able to customize which icons should appear in the Edge toolbar. All bookmarks, history, and downloads will now reside under redesigned HUB menu.

Microsoft is trying really hard to transmute Edge into a superior browser but users still consider it inferior over Google Chrome.

Netmarketshare stats show devastating stats for Microsoft Edge which is holding only 4.32% of market share, while Chrome dominates with 62.52% of market share.

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2 Responses

  1. Brad says:

    The answer is simple. Google Chrome complies with the norms of what a software interface looks like. Microsoft Edge looks like a 5 year chile drew the interface in kindergarten. I and most other people refuse to use software that looks that terrible. The fanbois designers that M$ has who think that minimalist design looks good, should all be ran out of town on a rail.

  2. Simple, material design over metro design, MS keeps pushing the metro design agenda, wich we hate so much because its childish oversaturated, over simplified and artificial, it is no modern its just trendy, its not original they betray so much concepts that make microsoft big, the user interface, it is not natural: shadows, buttons, hyperlinks corners, even the most simple of actions gets bashed away with their interface not just metro/modern, or fluent. In fact everything on ms hands gets like this: forsaken.

    The number one thing they have never done was using the same icon as internet explorer.
    Using the same ”Standard” and the other modern/metro/fluent applications, being slow, for everything.
    Using an slow-graphics card dependent rendering engine.
    Not having complements/addons/plugins.
    Having an awful interface
    Cluttered interface
    Unnecessary big buttons
    Not supporting Java without messing the browser
    Its Slow in much web pages, and its not updated regularly

    Pretty much, the whole browser, MS turns itself in a worst version of itself, they are commiting the same mistakes as vista, the same mistakes as SEGA, and they will loose a big battle, they think they cannot loose, that is a slap for MS.

    React right now, you are lost, and you will fail.

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